Having pledged to put aside the religious and ethnic divisions which paved the way for his victory in the Jakarta elections, newly inaugurated Jakarta Governor Anies Baswaden (left, Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno on right) has instead began his term by triggering a storm of criticism after declaring in a speech that it was time for pribumi (indigenous Indonesians) ‘to be the hosts in our
Intolerance & Racial or Ethnic Discrimination
Man: Democracy gone too far?
Kid: They’re high on drugs Dad...
Politicians: Freedom. Suits read: Fake news, utter nonsense, blasphemers, provocateur, accusations and judgments, sewing divisions.
Wulan Nova/Elik S, Jakarta – The Alumni 212 Presidium has held a protest march from the Sunda Kelapa Grand Mosque to the offices of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) to lodge a complete over a case involving Indonesian Unity Party (Perindo) chairperson Hary Tanoesoedibjo.
Dedy Priatmojo, Daru Waskita (Yogyakarta) – There was an unusual sight during the 1438th Idul Fitri prayers at the Wonosari Square in the Gunungkidul regency of Yogyakarta province, Central Java, on the morning of Sunday June 25. The congregation dispersed in the middle of a sermon by mosque preacher Ikhsan Nuriansyah Bajuri.
Kid: Sectarianism, intolerance, for the sake of power... (Syringe reads ‘Anti-diversity’).
Man: This political virus has already poisoned our children!
Kid: A barometer of Indonesia democrazy
Chair reads ‘Jakarta election round II’, fire reads ‘Terror, sectarian politics’, hose reads ‘The law’.
1st Man: What you cooking up brother, it really stinks?
2nd Man: Don't worry, I'll add this later and it'll cover the smell...
Bottle reads: 'Religion', pot reads: 'Corruption, sectarian issues, power struggles'
"If you want to control stupid people, just cover something forbidden with a religious package" – Ibnu Rusyd